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Access Philips Blu-ray with your LG Remote

Do you know what your new LG Universal remote is capable of doing? Well, it can help you connect to your Blu-ray player without any inconveniences and work with multiple devices all at the same time. If you have Philips Blu-Ray installed at your home and you are planning to watch a movie then LG Remote can be used to choose the right setting on the TV and to set surround sound on for full effect.

Here are the steps to program an LG Remote to a Philips Blu-ray….

Solution steps

LG Universal remote connects automatically to Philips Blu-ray player; however you need to turn on the player and press “Mode” button on the remote to access the TV. If it does not connect then follow the steps below.

  • Press the “Power” button and “Mute” button on the remote at the same time to start programming the LG remote control.
  • Press “013” on the remote to check if the Blu-ray player shuts off on its own. Now, press the “Exit” button to store the code and use code search feature to see if it turns off the player.
  • To search the right code, you may have to again press the “Power” button and “Mute” button at the same time to prepare the remote for programming. And, slowly press the “CH+” button repeatedly to search for the right code.
  • Once the Blu-ray player shuts off, press the “Exit” button to store the code.

You LG Universal remote control is now programmed to work with Philips Blu-ray Player. Now, you can watch your favorite movie on your new Philips player without any problem.

Ricoh® expands its range of printers

Ricoh, the renowned name in the world of automation equipment, has lately introduced three novel printers under the SP 100e series, including SP 100e (RM299), SP 100SUe (RM499), and SP 100 SFe (RM669).

All of the newly released models are capable of delivering printing speed of 13 ppm, which is ideal for small to medium size businesses and home users. Weighing 6-9 kgs, all the models in SP 100e series are slim and compact standalone devices having a plug-and-play function. SP 100e (RM299), SP 100SUe (RM499), and SP 100 SFe (RM669 ensure optimum mobility and convenience.

However, amongst all the models the SP 100e (RM299) model is a compact black and white printer while on the other hand SP 100SUe (RM499) is multifunction product that comes outfitted with scan, copy, and print functionality. Last but not the least, SP 100 SFe (RM669) has all the three functions of SP 100SUe (RM499) along with the most recent G3 fax functionality.

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Canon® announces release of high-tech home printers

Canon is proud to announce three high-tech photo-centric, multi-function printers, including Pixma MG4220 Wireless Photo AIO, Pixma MG3220 Wireless Photo AIO, and Pixma MG2220 Photo AIO.

Each of the devices launched by Canon comes equipped with state-of-the-art features, making printing possible an easy and uncomplicated affair.

More on Pixma MG4220, Pixma MG3220, and Pixma MG2220

Amongst all, Pixma MG4220, Pixma MG3220 provides superior Wi-Fi connectivity and sports an auto-duplex for two-sided automatic printing. A specialty about both the devices is that they allow the registered users of Picasa Web Albums to wirelessly access desired photo albums straightaway from the printers, eliminating the need to use a computer.

While conversely, Pixma MG2220 offers access to the Canon Pixma Cloud Link. Its support for Google Cloud Print further allows users to take printouts from Google Docs and Gmail on a mobile device.

Pixma MG4220, Pixma MG3220, and Pixma MG2220- Cost

The estimated price of the Pixma MG4220 Wireless Photo AIO and Pixma MG3220 Wireless Photo AIO is $130 and $80, respectively. Whereas. Pixma MG2220 Photo AIO printer is available for $70.

HP uncovers new line of imaging and printing products

Recently Hewlett-Packard (HP) launched a couple of imaging and printing products, enabling various types of businesses to connect, capture, and communicate more efficiently and securely. Called as HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401 and HP LaserJet Pro 400 MFP M425, both the products incorporate solutions and services with advanced productivity tools and expanded mobility.

Precisely, HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401 is a web-connected mono single-function laser printer and HP LaserJet Pro 400 MFP M425 is web-connected mono laser multifunction printer. Each of the product feature advanced connectivity in order to deliver fast-paced SMB environments. Also, LaserJet Pro 400 M401 and LaserJet Pro 400 MFP M425 include support for Google Cloud Print and Apple AirPrint.

What’s more? HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401 boasts of being powered by HP’s automatic On/Off technology and double-sided printing feature. This device is capable of printing 33 pages in a minute. While, on the other hand, HP LaserJet Pro 400 MFP M425 can easily print of 31 pages per minute.

Kiaro! color inkjet label printer for labeled printing

A renowned brand of Astro-Med, Inc., QuickLabel Systems has announced the release of its fastest label printer, called Kiaro! color inkjet label printer. Made for businesses that require to print their own labels, Kiaro! color inkjet label printer comes equipped with Custom QuickLabel Omni labeling software, a USB 2.0 cable, a printer driver for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP operating systems. In addition to this, the recently released printer also features a starter set of CMY Kiaro! ink cartridges.

“We believe that the new Kiaro! is the most advanced, flexible and user-friendly in-house full color label printer under $10,000 on the market,” said Eric E. Pizzuti, Vice President and General Manager. “With its 1200 dpi print quality, 8 ips fast label print speed, roll-to-roll label printing, on-demand print mode, and easy-to-integrate compact size, the Kiaro! is the right choice for printing color product labels in medium-to-high quantities.”

Currently, Kiaro! color inkjet label printer is available with a limited warranty of one year.

Kodak® MAGNUS 800 Platesetter with new features

Kodak MAGNUS 800 Platesetter, renowned to offer outstanding stability and productivity to meet the high-end requirements of offset printers, has lately been released with an array of advanced features.

Now Kodak MAGNUS 800 Platesetter comes equipped with improved remote support capabilities with remote off/on increasing operation flexibility. Its novel power save mode combined with support for Windows 7, and gigabit Ethernet connectivity make the printer more efficient as well as user friendly. The novel elegant design now makes the device look more stunning yet elegant.

Kodak MAGNUS 800 Platesetter is primarily designed to fulfill medium as well as large commercial, high-quality printing needs.

“With the new features introduced, the MAGNUS 800 Platesetter becomes an even more potent tool for plate production. When paired with the new Kodak SONORA XP Process Free Plates, customers have a reliable, high-quality, environmentally responsible solution to drive business growth in their operations.”

Samsung® Wireless Printer to Make Printing Easy

SEWA- Samsung Electronics West Africa introduced a new kind of printer to let you access as well as print documents right from a mobile device.

Connect with the printer directly

Primarily the USB version ML-2165W allows printing documents through Samsung’s MobilePrint applications. With Samsung’s one-touch wireless feature, it is possible to set up the device in as less as two minutes through an access point and router. Also, its Wi-Fi Direct feature allows connecting it with Wi-Fi Direct-enabled mobile device with ML-2165W straightaway, eliminating the need for setting up an access point or router.

The ML-2165W also incorporates Samsung’s one-touch ‘Print Screen’ button, enabling printing the content on user’s screen easily and quickly. The most amazing aspect about ML-2165W is that it is compact in design, smaller than usual printers and has the capacity to hold 150 A4 size papers with 20ppm printing speed.

Product Manager, Printing Solutions, SEWA, Bennett Nwogu, said, “The printer lowers Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of printers, allowing for cost effective printing via Samsung’s Easy Eco Driver and Easy Print Manager.” He said, “With this users can closely monitor their printer usage and save up to 75 per cent on paper usage and 50 per cent on energy.”

Linksys® Smart Wi-Fi® Router EA6500 by Cisco- Enhance wireless connectivity

When it comes to wireless networking and connectivity, Cisco has raised its standard by offering Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA6500. Scheduled to be released in August, 2012, the newest technology is primarily designed to enhance wireless connectivity speed.

Know more about Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA6500
The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA6500 incorporates the advanced 802.11ac technology along with Cisco Connect Cloud software platform, allowing users to connect, interact, and control their home devices, like smart security systems, smart TVs, and smart appliances, remotely from a mobile device like a tablet or a Web browser. It also includes the advanced NFC (near field communication) support for smart device admin access, two USB ports for printer, and NAS (network-attached storage) support.
In addition to this, the Linksys Universal Media Connector-meant to work especially with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA6500 enable users connect wired devices like smart TVs as well as game consoles to Wi-Fi network.
Currently, Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA6500 is available for pre-order in Cisco’s Web Store at $219.99.

The revamped Apple® AirPort Express 2012

The refurbished Apple AirPort Express 2012 is an ideal router for instant Wi-Fi network connectivity.

Available for $119, the most fascinating aspect about Apple AirPort Express is that it can easily set up a Wi-Fi connection directly through iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, or Mac.

Talking about its specifications, Apple AirPort Express has the ability to support dual-band 802.11m Wi-Fi, which means it can transmit 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies, simultaneously. In addition to this, its support for AirPlay allows you to send music from your iTunes playlist on your PC, iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone to any speakers or stereo in your home.

What’s more? If you want to take printouts, wirelessly (from anywhere in your home), a USB port (especially made for printer) on the back of AirPort Express lets you do so. In terms of online security, AirPort Express provides a safer online experience. It comes equipped with a firewall that acts as a barrier between your Wi-Fi network and the Internet. The latest AirPort Express comprehensively protects your data from emerging malicious threats.

Scan from your smartphone!

Have you ever thought of turning your smartphone into a scanner?  LimeMouse, an Australia-based design company has created a tiny studio box to help you get high-quality scans right from your smartphone’s camera.

Scanbox and its uses

This ultraportable and easy-to-use scanning box has been primarily designed to optimize all kinds of lighting conditions so that you do not have to compromise on the quality of your scans. Whether you want to scan receipts, live projects for presentations, 3D objects, or a page from a book, Scanbox can do it efficiently. Also, you can turn this amazing innovation into a photocopier, when required.

Scanbox at its best

Scanbox is an ideal option if you want high-quality scans but don’t want to use the precious desk space to keep a traditional scanner or bother about installing drivers and regular updates. Scanbox conversely is easy to set up and can be packed down in the form of a folder within seconds.

Improve your experience with Scanbox

To enhance your experience with Scanbox, it is suggested that you download CamScanner+, a smartphone app. With multiple image processing capability, CamScanner+ can help you scan directly to PDF, do OCR scans as well as make multi-page documents.

Expected to be shipped from July 2012 onwards, the Scanbox is currently priced at $15.


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